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What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the internet — Quartz. Generation X Is Sick of Your Bullshit. What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the internet. The fortysomething parents are not alright. As birth rates in the US continue to fall, an educated older parent-driven ‘‘baby boom’’ is underway.

The fortysomething parents are not alright

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the number of first-time moms aged 35 and older is nine times higher than in the 1970s. American men are also becoming fathers at an older age, particularly if they have a bachelor’s degree or more. US Census figures show a steady increase over the past 15 years in the proportion of 40- to 49-year-old married dads to kids under the age of six. While We're Young (2014) This Is 40 (2012) What You Learn in Your 40s. Pamela Druckerman PARIS — IF all goes according to plan, I’ll turn 44 soon after this column appears.

What You Learn in Your 40s

So far in my adult life, I’ve never managed to grasp a decade’s main point until long after it was over. It turns out that I wasn’t supposed to spend my 20s frantically looking for a husband; I should have been building my career and enjoying my last gasp of freedom. I then spent my 30s ruminating on grievances accumulated in my 20s. This time around, I’d like to save time by figuring out the decade while I’m still in it. The modern 40s are so busy it’s hard to assess them. Photo. Publications > Generation X Reports. The LSAY has released issue three of the second volume on the young adults who have participated in the study since 1987 and who continue to complete an annual survey.

Publications > Generation X Reports

This report examines lifelong learning of Gen Xers. The Generation X Report More than one in every 10 members of Generation X are enrolled in classes to continue their formal education, according to a new University of Michigan study released today. In addition, 48 percent of GenXers take continuing education courses, in-service training, and workshops required for professional licenses and certifications. ‘I belong to a generation that has fundamentally failed you’ — commencement speaker. In my continuing coverage of interesting 2014 commencement speeches, here’s one that Deborah Bial, president and founder of the Posse Foundation, delivered at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley in which she bashes her own generation, not the usual focus of such events: The Posse Foundation is a non-profit organization that identifies, recruits and trains public high school students with outstanding academic and leadership potential — many of them who have been overlooked in traditional college selection processes — and then arranges for full-tuition scholarships for four years at college.

‘I belong to a generation that has fundamentally failed you’ — commencement speaker

Since 1989, some 5,540 public high school students have been through the Posse program and 90 percent of them graduate from college. In 2010, President Obama named the foundation as one of 10 to receive a portion — $125,000 — of the $1.4 million he won with his Nobel Peace Prize. Mount Holyoke College is a liberal arts college for women. Slackersomething: “Portlandia” as Generational Therapy. Generation X members are “active, balanced and happy”. Seriously? Generation X used to be inscrutable.

Generation X members are “active, balanced and happy”. Seriously?

So-named, according to some, because of the challenge in identifying the 'X' factor in this generation. There was a struggle to describe this generation coming on the heels of the Baby Boomers and after the wide use of birth control that prompted the sexual revolution of the 1960s. Generation X (born 1965-1980) is a smaller population than either the Boomers before them (1945-1965) or the Millennials that followed.

Winona Ryder Finally Agrees To Sleep With Generation X. LOS ANGELES—After being a subject of Generation X desire for the better part of two decades, actress Winona Ryder announced Tuesday that she had finally conceded to having intercourse with every interested member within that age group.

Winona Ryder Finally Agrees To Sleep With Generation X

Ryder, 39, believes members of Gen-X are now finally mature enough to "handle her. " "Fine," Ryder said in a statement addressed to the 71 million American men and women born between the years 1962 and 1981. "For more than 20 years, I've had to endure the yearnings of an entire generation of people, so I suppose I owe it to them to finally offer some relief. After all, they've avidly followed my career all this time. The Punk Singer review – Kathleen Hanna makes a terrific doc subject. In Spite of Everything: A Memoir:Amazon:Books. X Saves the World: How Generation X Got the Shaft but Can Still Keep Everythi... The Book: “Homeward Bound” « Emily Matchar / writer. Empire of Dirt: The Aesthetics and Rituals of British Indie Music (Music Cult... A Generation of Slackers? Not So Much. The reaction from many older Americans?

A Generation of Slackers? Not So Much

This generation had it coming. Generation Y — or Millennials, the Facebook Generation or whatever you want to call today’s cohort of young people — has been accused of being the laziest generation ever. Gen X Has a Midlife Crisis. A Politics for Generation X. Today's young adults may be the most politically disengaged in American history.

A Politics for Generation X

The author explains why, and puts forth a new political agenda that just might galvanize his generation EVERETT Carll Ladd, a political scientist, once remarked, "Social analysis and commentary has many shortcomings, but few of its chapters are as persistently wrong-headed as those on the generations and generational change. The Gen-X Nostalgia Boom. We bristled when we heard them wax self-congratulatory about ending segregation and war, even as they voted for politicians who would deregulate banks and invade Iraq (the first time).

The Gen-X Nostalgia Boom

We resented their monopoly on cultural space, realizing that “boom” also described what their collective voice would always be, compared with our demographically feeble squeak. And when they did briefly notice us, in the Generation X media frenzy of the mid-1990s, it was only to reduce diverse people and experiences to catchwords like “slackers” and “grunge” and dismiss paralyzing economic and ecological anxiety as privileged extended-adolescent angst. (Which, granted, some of it was.) The Divorce Generation.

Gen-X: The Ignored Generation? Generation X’s journey from jaded to sated. IF YOU CAN remember what life was like before R.E.M.

Generation X’s journey from jaded to sated

—and can identify a Care Bear but sure as hell never went to bed with one—consider yourself an inducted member of Generation X. Our generation is one that’s always been defined by the best and worst of culture, with MTV, Star Trek, and the Apple II on one end of the spectrum and rampant divorce, nukes, and AIDS on the other. As kids, we were left to play independently while marriages crumbled in the background. Generation X gets really old: How do slackers have a midlife crisis?

In the 1993 movie “Falling Down,” Michael Douglas plays an angry white man whose midlife crisis has him nearly foaming at the mouth. Appalled by a brutal traffic jam and disorienting changes in his world, he flips out in a Korean liquor store, tangles with the homeless and construction workers, amassing an arsenal as he tries to make his way across town. His breakdown leaves casualties, makes the news — everyone notices.

An eloquent latter-day equivalent, Noah Baumbach’s “Greenberg,” shows a meltdown going differently: The protagonist’s moment of crisis: Shrouded in an oversize ski vest, he wanders alone, quiet and pathetic, existentially lost on the edges of a party. Even his best friends don’t notice. Created nearly 20 years apart, the films illustrate two different generations hitting middle age.